COME, GROW WITH US IN FAITH,
AND GO WITH US IN MISSION!
Worship at 9:30
Children's Sunday School 9:45
Coffee Fellowship 10:45
Adult Sunday School 11:00
STOP BY AND ENJOY THE GARDEN
We celebrate the new things God is doing with us through partnerships with BELFAST AREA FRIENDS MEETING, GREATER BAY AREA MINISTERIUM, COLD COMFORT THEATER, THE GAME LOFT (youth center). WeCARE, CUB SCOUTS, BOY SCOUTS and THE MID-COAST REGIONAL REENTRY CENTER.
We are an American Baptist "faith community" that invites you to participate with us in the activities of the "reign of God" in the world today. The welcome we hope you will receive from us will include encouragement for your "come-ing" along with us to find the "well-ness" available as we grow together in worship, learning, caring, sharing and celebrating God's presence and God's call in our lives. Our welcome says, "COME GROW WITH US IN FAITH AND MISSION!"
We are boat-builders, fishermen, teachers, storekeepers, and folks of various other walks of life. We are children, youth, adults, and senior adults, all eager to welcome and include others in the life of the church and the mission we have with many in the city of Belfast and beyond.
We meet in a historic meeting house, we call the church. But we understand that the church is not a building. It is the people of God "gathered and scattered" to love and serve the Lord.
We are the church and we continue to be built up as a household of faith and formed by the Spirit of God, who calls us together and sends us out to love and to serve God and all of God's children. It is our calling to love and serve as the hands, the feet, the ears, and the voice of Christ in the world today.
One of the dynamic partnerships in mission in which we participate is with MIDCOAST REGIONAL REENTRY CENTER. Men involved in this alternative incarceration program are guided by VOA staff, taught restorative practices and mentored by RJP staff and volunteers, and integrated into the wider community doing "community service" and forming connections with people in the churches and wider community. First Baptist Church has provided space and aid in facilitation of the RJP class for Reentry residents, as well as opportunities for men to do volunteer work on our building and grounds. Several have worshiped with us and one of them has assisted in music leadership for worship and Sunday School.